ASTM freely publishes standards for face masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer and respirators

ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.

ASTM is making over 20 of their standards Open Access that relate to medical masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizers, and other PPE and medical equipment. You have to register to create a free account, and then confirm the account, but then can download the PDF of the standard. A list of those available are below:

 

Masks

ASTM F2299/F2299M-03(2017) Standard Test Method for Determining the Initial Efficiency of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks to Penetration by Particulates Using Latex Spheres

ASTM F2101-19 Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of Medical Face Mask Materials, Using a Biological Aerosol of Staphylococcus aureus

ASTM F2100-19 Standard Specification for Performance of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks

ASTM F1862/F1862M-17 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Medical Face Masks to Penetration by Synthetic Blood (Horizontal Projection of Fixed Volume at a Known Velocity)

ASTM F1494-14 Standard Terminology Relating to Protective Clothing

 

Medical Gowns

ASTM F2407 – 06(2013)e1 Standard Specification for Surgical Gowns Intended for Use in Healthcare Facilities

ASTM F1671 / F1671M – 13 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens Using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage Penetration as a Test System

ASTM F1868 – 17 Standard Test Method for Thermal and Evaporative Resistance of Clothing Materials Using a Sweating Hot Plate

ASTM D751 – 19 Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

ASTM D1683/D1683M-17(2018) Standard Test Method for Failure in Sewn Seams of Woven Fabrics

ASTM D1776/D1776M-20 Standard Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

ASTM D5034-09(2017) Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)

ASTM D5587-15(2019) Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Trapezoid Procedure

ASTM D5733 – 99 Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Nonwoven Fabrics by the Trapezoid Procedure (Withdrawn 2008)

ASTM D6701-16 Standard Test Method for Determining Water Vapor Transmission Rates Through Nonwoven and Plastic Barriers

ASTM F1494-14 Standard Terminology Relating to Protective Clothing

 

Gloves

ASTM D6319-19 Standard Specification for Nitrile Examination Gloves for Medical Application

ASTM D3578-19 Standard Specification for Rubber Examination Gloves

ASTM D5250-19 Standard Specification for Poly(vinyl chloride) Gloves for Medical Application

ASTM D6977-19 Standard Specification for Polychloroprene Examination Gloves for Medical Application

 

Hand Sanitizers

ASTM E2755-15 Standard Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Healthcare Personnel Hand Rub Formulations Using Hands of Adults

ASTM E1174-13 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Health Care Personnel Handwash Formulations

ASTM E3058-16 Standard Test Method for Determining the Residual Kill Activity of Hand Antiseptic Formulations

 

Respirators

ASTM F3387-19 Standard Practice for Respiratory Protection

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